Helpmann Awards Nominations
Attended the Helpmann Awards Nominations last night at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Live Performance Australia (LPA) announced the List of Nominations in each of the 41 categories for the 2012 Helpmann Awards®. The announcement was made concurrently in Sydney with MC Simon Burke; in Melbourne with MC Bert LaBonte; and in Brisbane with MC Bille Brown AM.
Reading the names were David Berthold, Blake Bowden, Michael Cormick, Martin Crewes, Chloe Dallimore, Helen Dallimore, Nicole Da Silva, Bobby Fox, Lisa Gasteen AO, Tony Gould AM D UNI, Lucy Maunder, Silvie Paladino, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Glaston Toft, and Natalie Weir.
NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, The Hon. George Souris, congratulated the nominees of the 2012 Helpmann Awards® and said Sydney is proud to host this prestigious Australian event for the 12th year in succession. “The Helpmanns are the premiere awards event for the live performance industry.
Additionally, Minister Souris announced that Katharine Brisbane AM is
the co-recipient of the coveted 2012 JC Williamson AwardTM, awarded to distinguished members of Australia’s live entertainment industry for their extraordinary contribution to the industry. It was announced earlier this year that the late Dr Jimmy Little AO would be a 2012 recipient of this award. Katharine Brisbane is renowned in Australia for her dedication to Australian theatre, as a respected reviewer, a zealous advocate for the industry and its people, and an adventurous publisher of Australian plays and performing arts history.
The Helpmann Awards® will be broadcast exclusively the following night on Australia’s arts and entertainment channel STUDIO – channel 132 onFoxtel. See the full ceremony recorded live on Tuesday 25 September at 8.30pm.